Joel Bennett has been a ceramic artist for over 40 years. He is currently on the faculty at Santa Rosa Junior College and has been active in the community as an artist-in-residence, art educator, and workshop instructor. His interest in traveling started at an early age, and over the past 20 years heʼs been involved with ceramic and sculpture projects in Hungary, France, Vietnam, El Salvador, Argentina, and Cuba. He has participated in six International “Encuentros” in Cuba, and has written articles about ceramics on the Island that have appeared in Ceramics Monthly, and the Studio Potter Magazine. He has also hosted residencies of Cuban, Colombian, Hungarian, and Vietnamese Artists here in California that have included exhibitions and workshops.
An award-winning ceramist, Bennettʼs work has been exhibited internationally and represented by galleries throughout California, the Southwest and Midwest.